From freshly-baked breads to European-inspired pastries, we are spoiled for choice with all of the amazing bakeries that are located throughout the United States. Depending on what you’re craving, there are all kinds of treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out the 12 best bakeries in the United States, which includes Mardi Gras bread, gigantic cookies, and donuts that were inspired by the television show “Breaking Bad.”
12 Best Bakeries In The United States
1. Bribery Bakery
Located in Austin, Bribery Bakery built its large following due to the oversized Gruyere and bacon popovers that it makes, as well as its cinnamon rolls that are the same size as personal pizzas, as well as sweet potato whoopee pies filled with maple cream cheese.
Address: 2013 Wells Branch Parkway Suite 109, Austin, Texas
2. Flour Bakery + Cafe
This bakery first shot to fame with its pecan sticky buns, but have now grown into a nationally acclaimed pasty and sandwich empire. Customers also love their rich, brioche-based jelly donuts (Note: come early, as they sell out fast). Other goods to try include their Boston Cream Pie, Hazelnut Almond Facquoise, and Lemon Raspberry Cake.
Address: 12 Farnsworth Street, Floor 1, Boston, Massachusetts
3. CH Patisserie
Run by World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer, CH Patisserie is known for its European-style treats that include beignets, croissants, and an impressive macaron menu with flavors that include cake frosting and fruity cereal. Their sweet offerings extend to cookies, brunch pastries, sugar showpieces, and chocolate bars.
Address: 309 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
4. Poupart’s Bakery
Founded in 1865 by Monsieur Poupart who moved from Paris to Louisiana, Poupart’s Bakery makes fine French pastries, Old World French Breads, and freshly-made éclairs. In honor of Mardi Gras, the bakery has become famous for its King Cake, which is made with fresh brioche dough, filled with cream cheese, fruits, and nuts, then covered with homemade icing and colored sugar in purple, green, and gold – then topped off with Mardi Gras beads and a plastic baby.
Address: 1902 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette, Louisiana
5. Rebel Donut
This New Mexico donut shop offers a range of eccentric flavors, from cherry lemonade to chicken and waffle donuts, but you might recognize them for their signature “Blue Sky donuts that were inspired by the hit television show “Breaking Bad’ and were even endorsed by the show’s stars.
Address: 2435 Wyoming Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
6. Urban Cookies Bakeshop
This Arizona bakery was founded by a husband-and-wife duo, and their main thing is that they opt for the most natural ingredients possible. For instance, instead of traditional red velvet, they pass on the red dye and make their own brown velvet cupcakes.
Address: 4711 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona
7. The Hartford Baking Company
This Connecticut bakery partners up with local farms during the growing seasons, which ensures that their sweets are made with the freshest fruits. Their menu includes cinnamon walnut cake, pecan-walnut sticky buns, fruit tarts and seasonal quiches.
Address: 625 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut
8. Leonard’s Bakery
The Honolulu-based bakery was opened by Leonard Rego in 1952, and specializes in the Portuguese pastry known as malasadas - balls of yeast deep fried in oil, covered in sugar, and stuffed with a cream filling.
Address: 933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii
9. Levain Bakery
Known for their gigantic, gooey cookies that are referred to as the best in New York City, Levain Bakery is located a few block away from Central Park, The cookies come in four flavors: dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter, walnut chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin. They also make scones and rolls to keep things fresh.
Address: 167 West 74th Street, New York, New York
10. Sweet Mandy B’s
Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area, this bakery opened in 2002 and is known for its large cookies that are filled with coconut, chocolate chips, and oats. They also make other special treats including their snicker doodle cupcakes and confetti cake Rice Krispies treats. Fun fact: They offer decorating classes for kids every month, and kids get to take home their sweet creations.
Address: 1208 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
11. Torrance Bakery
In business since 1984, Torrance Bakery was one of the first bakeries in the nation to feature computer-generated images on its decorated cakes. They are the recipient of numerous awards, including “National Retail Bakery of the Year” and they were named “The Best Place to Work” by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to their bakery, they also have a deli section that serves fresh sandwiches. Try their petit fours, which are available in both vanilla and chocolate.
Address: 1341 El Prado Avenue, Torrance, California
12. Freed’s Bakery
Named “Best Bakery” for multiple years in a row, this Las Vegas mainstay has been in business since 1959 and creates beautiful custom cakes and pastries. Some of their most outstanding cake flavors that you must try include Raspberry Rum, Brown Derby, and Amaretto. Their long list of desserts includes various cheesecakes, Tiramisu, 7-Layer Cake, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Address: 9815 S Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.